Old Hotlist

As an aid to our venture capital network around the country, Renaissance semi-annually assembles the “Hotlist” – a listing of companies that we’ve identified as the most promising early-stage companies in Michigan that anticipate raising venture capital in the next 12-18 months. This group of around 50 high potential companies is curated from hundreds of recommendations made by Renaissance local partners (universities, incubators, accelerators, seed funds, angel networks, etc.).

Current Hotlist companies are shown below, sortable by sector and with embedded links where their pitch decks and short pitch videos may be downloaded.

Additional data is available on each of these companies via the master Hotlist excel file which can be downloaded here.

For introductions to any of these companies or for additional information on the Hotlist, please contact Vince Nystrom at 734-255-7167.

Company NamePrimary Technology SectorBrief DescriptionDeckVideo
86 RepairsInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)86 Repairs is a subscription service that manages the repair and maintenance process for restaurant groups, providing data insights that have never existed before in the massive facilities industryDeckVideo
AaDya SecurityInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet) - CybersecurityAaDya provides smart, simple, effective cybersecurity software solutions for small and medium-sized businessesDeckVideo
Akadeum Life SciencesOTHER (Life Science Tools)Akadeum is fixing sample preparation to improve human health. Akadeum uses microbubble-based products to solve long-standing problems, by creating research kits, partnerships, and proprietary devicesDeckVideo
ARUtilityEnergy / Energy EfficiencyARUtility is an augmented reality utility locating solution that allows users to see where utilities are located above and below the ground surface. The mission is to create a safer work site, a moreDeckVideo
BitLyft CybersecurityInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)BitLyft, via it's platform BitLyft AIR, is brining advanced SOAR and threat intelligence to organizations of all sizes via proprietary AI and ML solutions that allow for proactive cybersecurityDeckVideo
BlueConduitOTHER (Infrastructure and Water)BlueConduit uses AI to help water utilities inventory and locate their lead service lines.DeckVideo
BlumiraInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet) - CybersecurityBlumira is a software-as-a-service cybersecurity company offering an automated threat detection & response platform so organizations can quickly identify & remediate cybersecurity threatsDeckVideo
BrandXRInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)The BrandXR Studio is a no-code platform that allows anyone to create Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) apps. No prior experience or training requiredDeckVideo
CertifID LLCFinTechCertifID prevents wire fraud and business email compromise scams and provide direct insurance to protect the transfer of funds made via wire or ACH transferDeckVideo
Courage TherapeuticsHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaCourage Therapeutics is a discovery stage biopharma focused on eating disorder drug development. The company is establishing products including anorexia nervosa and obesity caused by rare mutationsDeckVideo
Diet IDHealthcare - Services or Health ITDiet ID is a bold advance in managing diet-related disease. Diet ID digitizes diet assessment and management, replacing millions of paper-based solutions, saving time, money, and improving outcomesDeckVideo
Dynamo MetricsInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)Dynamo Metrics builds planning, analytics, and reporting software for local governments. The software transforms city and county data into insights that help city leaders make data-driven decisions.DeckVideo
EagleView Imaging, Inc.Healthcare - Medical DeviceEagleView develops augmented reality technologies to make surgery easier and safer. The company already generated early income. Its clinical partners include Henry Ford Health SystemDeckVideo
Ecovia Renewables Inc.Advanced Manufacturing / MaterialsEcovia creates high-performing, cost-competitive, eco-friendly ingredients and materials for a variety of productsDeckVideo
Elevate K-12Education TechElevateck12 solves the growing shortage problem plaguing US K-12 schools via live stream instruction into a K-12 classroom.Elevateck12 owns the tech, the instruction and the content and are a Instruction as a ServiceDeckVideo
Eloquence Communications, Inc.Healthcare - Services or Health ITEloquence Communications, Inc. is a healthcare IT company with a portfolio of products improving patient outcomes through streamlining communication and workflow with a focus on health disparities.DeckVideo
Equal HealthHealthcare - Services or Health ITDirect primary care is more affordable and flexible than onsite clinics, but difficult to coordinate. Equal unlocks DPC so employers can offer primary care memberships for employees’ routine careDeckVideo
Espervita TherapeuticsHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaEspervita Therapeutics is focused on the discovery of metabolic reprogramming therapies for the treatment of cancers in areas with significant unmet medical needDeckVideo
EVOQ TherapeuticsHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaEVOQ Therapeutics NanoDisc Vaccine technology is being developed for both autoimmune disease (e.g. Type 1 diabetes, Celiac disease, MS) and cancer (e.g. colorectal, lung)DeckVideo
Facility HealthHealthcare - Services or Health ITFacility Health is transforming how health care facilities are managed across the country by helping facility and finance teams work together to solve the capital planning puzzle for CapEx and OpExDeck
FirstIgniteInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)FirstIgnite develops AI-powered business development tools for commercializing researchDeckVideo
Forever LabsHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaForever Labs stores your stem cells so you can live healthier, longer. This enables a b2b opportunity selling bespoke stem cells to the pharma industry. Forever Labs also have a lucrative patent licensing agreementDeck
FreightRollInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)FreightRoll is a leading digital trade documentation and visibility platform for the trucking industry
Fusion Coolant Systems, Inc.Advanced Manufacturing / MaterialsFusion utilizes unique characteristics of supercritical CO2 to deliver clean cooling/lubrication to machining operations, becoming a new standard for sustainable technology and manufacturing practicesDeckVideo
Genomenon, Inc.Healthcare - Services or Health ITGenomenon’s AI-powered software connects patient’s DNA with genomic research and puts answers at the fingertips of doctors to diagnose rare diseases and pharma researchers in drug discoveryDeckVideo
Great Lakes Crystal TechnologiesAdvanced Manufacturing / MaterialsMission is to become the lead supplier of crystalline diamond materials for advanced applications in particle detection, photon optics, ultra-high performance electronics, & quantum technologiesDeckVideo
IMMY Inc.OTHER - Augmented and Virtual RealityIMMY builds the most advanced imaging optic in the world for Augmented and Virtual Reality glasses. It is the only system that emulates true human vision, which is the key to a successful productDeckVideo
Impellia, Inc.Healthcare - Services or Health ITImpellia makes biometric and sports wearable data valuable through individualized, predictive analytics to help athletes at all levels optimize performance and improve resiliencyDeckVideo
KUHMUTEAutomotive / MobilityUniversal Charging for MicromobilityDeckVideo
Lift AIInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)Hardware-enabled software company for the elevator service industry to increase uptime, improve safety and decrease costs for elevators, via IoT software and real-time insights
Lingco Language LabsEducation TechPersonalized learning leads to better outcomes, but very few tools enable it. Lingco modernizes language learning using adaptive technology to give each student a personalized learning experience.DeckVideo
MedorionHealthcare - Services or Health ITMember intelligence and communication SaaS solution for Health PlansDeckVideo
ModusHealthcare - Services or Health ITHealthcare buyer’s agent with digital infrastructure that vets physicians for the best value, standardize quality outcomes, measure and guide physicians to optimize patient functional outcome/$ spentDeckVideo
NickelsFinTechProvides credit unions and banks with a federal student debt guidance service, allowing them to attract millennials and build new business opportunities with themDeck
NS NanotechAdvanced Manufacturing / MaterialsNanoLEDs by NS Nanotech are a new platform technology that will solve persistent problems in the display industry, while bringing an engineering approach to reducing the spread of COVID-19DeckVideo
Orbion Space TechnologyAdvanced Manufacturing / Materials (Space Technology)Orbion develops plasma propulsion systems that small satellites use to maneuver in space
Pathware IncHealthcare - Medical DevicePathware's mission is to eliminate friction in the diagnostic workflow. First step is to standardize biopsy quality at the point-of-care to make repeated biopsy procedures a thing of the pastDeckVideo
Peptinovo BiopharmaHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaPeptinovo uses cardiovascular innovation to selectively carry drugs to cancer cells, greatly improving the efficacy of leading chemotherapy drugs while also significantly reducing side-effectsDeckVideo
Phenomics Health Inc.Healthcare - Services or Health ITPhenomics Health Inc. (PHI) is a platform bioinformatics precision medicine company using AI/machine learning to develop pharmacological clinical treatment decision support products and servicesDeckVideo
Photon SemanticsAutomotive / MobilityPhoton Semantics provides patented products and services designed to improve the speed, accuracy, safety, and cost of perception sensor systems
PocketnestFinTechPocketnest (B2B2C, Saas) provides comprehensive financial planning for the DIY'ers by licensing software to financial institutions (banks, credit unions, advisors & benefit providers)DeckVideo
PTM Therapeutics, Inc.Healthcare - Biotech/PharmaPTM Therapeutics is a pre-clinical stage startup developing an antibody therapeutic (hPTM-001) for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)DeckVideo
RIPPLE SCIENCE CORPORATIONHealthcare - Services or Health ITRipple Science accelerates clinical research with its secure, HIPAA compliant suite of tools. Ripple helps customers recruit more participants, faster and reduces patients lost to follow-upDeckVideo
S3D Precision DispensingAdvanced Manufacturing / MaterialsS3D enables the digital manufacturing of ultra-short run electronics & smart surfaces. The technology dispenses inks, lubricants, OLED materials, & bio-fluids creating micron-scale featuresDeckVideo
SampleServe, Inc.Information Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)Environmental professionals spend about 40% of their time turning data into reports. The SampleServe platform digitizes sample data and turns it into graphical images, maps, and reports in secondsDeckVideo
Seraph BiosciencesHealthcare - Biotech/PharmaSeraspec® is a, miniaturized, point of care platform. The proprietary device, which requires no reagents, is capable of bacterial or viral identification in 3-5 min and AST testing in under an hourDeckVideo
Shoptelligence Inc.Marketing / Advertising / SalesShoptelligence creates engaging shopping experiences on retailers’ websites and helps them streamline shopping with powerful analytics. Increased site engagement, raise revenue, and create loyal customersDeck
SkySyncInformation Technology (IOT, Enterprise, Internet)SkySync is a next-generation enterprise data integration, orchestration & governance platform. Built for incredible speed & scale, it enables the largest enterprise to protect and control their dataDeckVideo
SpinTech, Inc.Healthcare - Medical DeviceSpinTech is a MRI technology company whose software drives 40% faster brain imaging while enabling improved detection and quantification of key neurological biomarkers through AI & machine learningDeckVideo
SU2 Systems, Inc.FinTechSU2 Systems is a fintech serving individual and institutional traders through leading brokers. The flagship product, Orion Multi-Trader (OMT), is an open architecture, multi-asset trading platform.DeckVideo
Sunhomes.ioEnergy / Energy EfficiencyProvide off-grid sewer, power and water service to real estate developers. Expensive power = expensive sewer and water. SunHomes has the cheapest off-grid power in the USDeckVideo
The Patient CompanyHealthcare - Medical DeviceThe Patient Company has perfected the lateral patient transfer process through the development and production of SimPull™ patient transfer deviceVideo
TRACE BioHealthcare - Medical DeviceTRACE Bio is an early stage technology company which seeks to revolutionize health monitoring with novel on-body and at-home physiological monitoring solutionsDeckVideo
Wind Craft Aviation Inc.Automotive / MobilityWind Craft Aviation develops aviation and energy technologies for high-impact applications in emerging markets. Invent and commercialize individual technologies as well as entire E-VTOL aircraftDeckVideo
XR TherapeuticsHealthcare - Services or Health ITxR Therapeutics is a Michigan-based digital health company, commercializing ExposXR, the first augmented reality solution for the treatment of phobias and other anxiety disordersDeckVideo
LIVEGISTICS, LLCAdvanced Manufacturing / MaterialsCloud based operating system providing a multi-tiered, plug and play platform, for the heavy civil/demo construction industry

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